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Enzymatic activities of glutathione peroxidase, glutathione-S-transferase, glutathione reductase and catalase, as well as the glutathione content were measured in the brain tissue of regularly cycling rats at dioestrus, proestrus and estrus. The activity of glutathione peroxidase was found to be suppressed at proestrus, whereas that of catalase was(More)
OBJECTIVES Breast carcinoma is related to the increase of lipid peroxidation in plasma with concomitant decrease of antioxidant (AO) defense capacity in blood cells, which becomes more pronounced during aging of the patients. This work evaluated the potential age-related effect of chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (FAC) on(More)
The activities of glutathione dependent antioxidant enzymes were measured in subcellular fractions of whole brain homogenates prepared from ovariectomized (OVX) female rats, untreated or treated 2 h or 24 h prior to sacrifice with a single dose of 2 mg progesterone (P) or 5 micrograms estradiol benzoate (EB). Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activity was not(More)
Taking into consideration the biological importance of interaction between antioxidant defense (AD) enzymes and sexual steroid hormones it was deemed important to compare our recent achievements in the field with the state of current knowledge. The main goal of the present review was to investigate the changes of AD enzyme activities: superoxide dismutases,(More)
Chronic oxidative stress plays an important role in depression. The aim of present study was to examine the stress-induced changes in serum corticosterone (CORT) levels, cytosolic protein carbonyl groups, malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), nitric oxide (NO) and total superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in the prefrontal cortex versus(More)
Colostrum and mature human milk are rich sources of nutrients and contain biologically active molecules that are essential for specific antioxidant functions. The aim of the present study was to determine the activity of copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) and manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) activity in different phases of lactation. Specific(More)
The brain is widely responsive to gonadal hormones. The functional significance of ovarian hormones in the brain is evident from biochemical studies indicating that estradiol or progesterone treatment of testectomized rats produces changes of antioxidant enzyme activities. The effect of estradiol benzoate (EB) and progesterone (P) in the control of(More)
Oxidative stress is considered to be implicated in the pathophysiology of breast cancers. In this study we investigated the level of oxidative stress and antioxidant (AO) status in the blood of breast cancer patients of different ages. The level of lipid hydroperoxides (LP) was measured in blood plasma and the activities of copper, zinc superoxide dismutase(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether antioxidant enzyme activities (superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione reductase) and lipid hydroperoxide levels in patients with endometrial polyps are influenced by the changes in sex hormones (estradiol, progesterone, FSH, and LH) during the menstrual cycle and in postmenopause. STUDY(More)
The celiac disease is an autoimmune gastrointestinal disorder caused by gluten from wheat, rye or barley. In genetically predisposed persons, gluten induces the immune-mediated inflammation of small intestinal mucosa. Histological lesions include intraepithelial lymphocytosis, crypt hypertrophy and villous atrophy, resulting in malabsorption of micro- and(More)